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Top 6 Spots for Digital Nomads - June 2020

There are A TON of amazing places to set up shop, grab your computer, and work for hours on end, all over the world. From white sand beaches to a desert oasis to mountain top cabins surrounded by redwoods. There really is no shortage of scenic “offices” to choose from. I mean, that is one of the biggest appeals of being a digital nomad - the freedom to work from anywhere, right?


During the month of June, some places are in their prime. Think warm weather, lots of sun, and a happy, spirited atmosphere.


Here are 6 places that are a great option for wiling away the month of June in, with their overall Nomad Score and top 3 reasons for visiting included:


Lisbon, Portugal

Okay coming in first is Lisbon - the capital and largest city in Portugal. Located on the Atlantic Coast (the only European Capital to do that), Lisbon is quickly becoming a top travel location and it is easy to see why: beautiful beaches, great food, and lots of history. Plus, if you want more nature than city life Lisbon is also a top spot for outdoor adventures, including mountain biking, hiking, and abseiling (aka rappelling).


Overall Score: 4.52/5 | Cost per Month: $2,152 | Avg. Internet Speed: 32 Mbps


Biggest Perks: Very safe, especially for LGBTQ | Quite friendly and easy to make friends | Fast internet

Beautiful streets of Lisbon. PC Vita Marija Murenaite on Unsplash

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Known as the “Temple City” in Thailand, the second largest city - and beautiful cultural hub of Chiang Mai, is always a great option for working and living in. With lots to do in and around the city, plus its extraordinary good food, outdoor adventures, and awesome coffee shops you could easily spend weeks there and not see it all.


Overall Score: 4.36/5 | Cost per Month: $1,087 | Avg. Internet Speed: 23 Mbps


Biggest Perks: Super affordable | Good hospitals | Warm all year round

The colors of Chiang Mai. PC Chris Arthur-Collins on Unsplash

Belgrade, Serbia

Known as the “White City,” Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. Located on the convergence of the Sava and Danube River the city sits at just under 400 feet above sea level, and at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and Balkan Peninsula.


Overall Score: 4.33/5 | Cost per Month: $1,478 | Avg. Internet Speed: 24 Mbps


Biggest Perks: Great places to work | Good nightlife | Spacious and not overly crowded

Amazing natural scenery near Belgrade. PC Filip Zrnzević on Unsplash

Taipei, Taiwan

Located in northern Taiwan, an island off the coast of China (almost straight east of Hong Kong), the city of Taipei is home to 2.6 million people. Though if you include the nearby metropolitan district of Keelung, then the overall population is about 7 million people, making it the 40th most populous urban area in the world. Taipei is a major cultural hub and home to many world-famous architectural landmarks, including the Temple of Manka, Taipei 101, and Taipei Guest House.


Overall Score: 4.26/5 | Cost per Month: $1,834 | Avg. Internet Speed: 20 Mbps


Biggest Perks: Very friendly towards foreigners | Great hospitals | Fast internet throughout the city

The awesome Taipei skyline. PC Thomas Tucker on Unsplash

Auckland, New Zealand

Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is the most populous city in the whole country - coming in at 1.46 million people - and home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The area around Aukland is very beautiful and diverse. Think lush rainforest, dormant volcanoes, and coastal beaches.


Overall Score: 4.15/5 | Cost Per Month: $2,827 | Avg. Internet Speed: 23 Mbps


Biggest Perks: Very safe, especially for females and LGBTQ | Good air quality pretty much year-round | Great walkability score

Aukland harbor - a great place to hang out. PC Dan Freeman on Unsplash

Mexico City, Mexico

The capital of Mexico and the largest city in all of North America, Mexico City is today one of the most important cultural and financial centers in the world. It is also one of only two cities to be founded by an indigenous people (Quito, Ecuador being the other).


Overall Score: 4.16/5 | Cost per Month: $1,300 | Avg. Internet Speed: 18 Mbps


Biggest Perks: Great walkability score | Lots of great places to work from | Lots of fun stuff to do in and around the city

Lively Mexico City streets. PC Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash

For more top places for digital nomads check out Nomadlist - a great place to do research for digital nomad hotspots.

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